30 out of 40 worshippers abducted during midnight prayer in Katsina have been rescued

The Katsina State Police Command said 30 out of 40 worshipers who were abducted by bandits at a mosque have been rescued.  

Recall that we reported that gunmen stormed the mosque at Kwata area of Jibiya Local Government Area in the early hours of today and abducted the worshippers while they were observing Tahajjud (midnight prayer) 

Spokesperson of the command, SP Isah Gambo, who confirmed the development, said the worshippers were rescued by a combined team of Nigerian police, military and local vigilante.

Gambo said that a headcount was conducted by the police and 10 persons could not be accounted for. He, however, said that it’s not yet clear if they are missing or escaped during the attack. 

“We will wait and see while and at the same time we will continue to search for them in the next couple of days before we can make a categorical statement.” he stated.